Seoul, South Korea Eureka News Now —
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, the latest in an unprecedented year of weapons tests, South Korean officials said.
The rockets were fired from the Sunan area of Pyongyang around 4:32 p.m. local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement on Friday. It added that the two missiles were launched into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
The Japan Coast Guard said it believes a ballistic missile fell outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, citing information from the Japanese Defense Ministry.
This is the 36th day North Korea has launched missiles this year alone, often firing multiple weapons at once.
Under leader Kim Jong Un, the isolated nation has aggressively expanded missile tests, with US and South Korean experts warning that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test — which would be its first in more than five years.
Satellite imagery earlier this year showed activity at its underground nuclear test site.
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